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  • European experts float post-Brexit 'partnership' with Britain
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    European experts float post-Brexit 'partnership' with Britain

    A senior German lawmaker, an adviser to the French prime minister and a former deputy head of the Bank of England have proposed that a post-Brexit Britain form a new "continental partnership" with the EU. In a paper published on Monday by the Brussels-based Bruegel think-tank, five experts

  • Portugal's Guterres still leads race for U.N. chief after third ballot
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    Portugal's Guterres still leads race for U.N. chief after third ballot

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres still leads the race to become the next United Nations Secretary-General after a third U.N. Security Council secret ballot on Monday, diplomats said. Guterres received 11 encourage, three discourage and

  • Exclusive: Yemen council head hails peace push, wants Saudis to 'feel pain'
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    Exclusive: Yemen council head hails peace push, wants Saudis to 'feel pain'

    By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - The head of a Houthi-backed ruling council pledged readiness on Monday to resume negotiations on ending Yemen's war but reserved the right to resist attacks by a Saudi-backed exiled government seeking to unseat it. "We have not closed the door for peace

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How big a military threat is Russia, really?

    In a recent talk at one of America’s premier war colleges, the nation’s top military officer warned incoming students about the dangers of Russian aggression. Instead, “the Russians are terrified of us.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    The refugee milestone Obama doesn't want to talk about

    As a planeload of more than 200 Syrian refugees arrived in the United States on Monday for resettlement in California and Virginia, the goal set by President Obama a year ago of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees was achieved. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been a vocal critic of the

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is Colin Kaepernick the new face of American patriotism?

    Many Americans stand during "The Star Spangled Banner" to honor the servicemen and women who have defended and, in some cases, died for freedom. Ever since Mr. Kaepernick began to commit this taboo form of protest Friday, some athletes, fans, and columnists have said the 28-year-old is unpatriotic

  • Christian Science Monitor

    What do adult students want from college?

    Each year, legions of adult learners – that is, students who are 25 years old or older – take a first or second chance at higher education. On Monday, Washington Monthly released the first-ever list of best colleges for adult learners. More than 40 percent of Americans enrolled in colleges are adult

  • Mexico's top police chief out after execution allegations
    Associated Press

    Mexico's top police chief out after execution allegations

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president dismissed the chief of the federal police force Monday, less than two weeks after the country's human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police "executed arbitrarily" at least 22 suspected drug cartel members during a

  • Reuters

    Insurers call on G20 to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

    Insurers with $1.2 trillion under management called on Tuesday for the Group of 20 to set a timetable to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels by 2020 when they meet at a summit in China this weekend. Aviva, Aegon NV and MS Amlin said fossil fuel subsidies were at odds with commitments by G20 nations

  • Associated Press

    Feds reviewing use of private immigration facilities

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal immigration officials are considering phasing out the use of private contractors at its detention facilities amid pressure from immigrant advocates to end the practice.

  • Aristide joins Haiti rally to urge voters to back candidate
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    Aristide joins Haiti rally to urge voters to back candidate

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Twice-ousted Haitian leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide made a rare public appearance Monday at a street rally to support the presidential candidate of the political movement he founded decades ago.

  • The Latest: Isner calls Kaepernick's protest 'pathetic'
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    The Latest: Isner calls Kaepernick's protest 'pathetic'

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

  • Rooney remains captain, back as forward for England
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    Rooney remains captain, back as forward for England

    Wayne Rooney will remain as England captain but his midfield experiment with the national team is over, with the Manchester United veteran set to revert to playing as a deep-lying forward under new coach Sam Allardyce.

  • US alarm as Turkey warns Syrian Kurd militia of more strikes
    AFP

    US alarm as Turkey warns Syrian Kurd militia of more strikes

    Turkey warned Monday it would carry out more strikes on a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria if it fails to retreat, as Washington said President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart over the weekend. Turkish forces pressed on with a two-pronged operation inside Syria against Islamic State

  • Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe
    AFP

    Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

    A Brazilian court granted conditional release from jail Monday to top Irish Olympic official Patrick Hickey due to ill health while he is investigated over an alleged ticket scam. Rio de Janeiro Judge Fernando de Almeida agreed in a ruling to "revoke the preventive imprisonment ordered against

  • The Latest: Temer denies he would strip workers of rights
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    The Latest: Temer denies he would strip workers of rights

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):

  • Hart set for Torino medical: BBC
    AFP

    Hart set for Torino medical: BBC

    England goalkeeper Joe Hart looks set to clinch a much-needed loan move from Manchester City before the transfer deadline as he is to undergo a medical at Serie A side Torino according to the BBC. The 29-year-old -- whose hopes of a move to another English club seemingly evaporated when Everton said

  • Reuters

    Hess evacuates some U.S. Gulf of Mexico staff on storm threat

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Hess on Monday said it was securing its U.S. Gulf of Mexico facilities and evacuating non-essential personnel as a precaution ahead of Tropical Depression Nine. Other operators in the Gulf of Mexico, including BP, Shell, Anadarko, and BHP Billiton have taken similar measures. The

  • Associated Press

    VA: Ex-Marine who killed 3 in Baton Rouge did not have PTSD

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Marine who ambushed and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers last month never saw combat in Iraq, but told doctors he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because a buddy showed him videos of maimed and decapitated bodies, according to newly released

  • Associated Press

    Honduran teen held by ICE: 'I learned a lot' in detention

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Honduran teenager who spent nearly seven months in federal custody under threat of deportation says it's difficult to explain what he went through while he was kept away from family and friends in North Carolina.

  • Hart leaves England camp to complete move from Man City
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    Hart leaves England camp to complete move from Man City

    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, England (AP) — The English Football Association says goalkeeper Joe Hart has been given permission to leave the England camp, amid speculation he is about to complete a loan move to Italian side Torino.

  • Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya: coastguard
    AFP

    Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya: coastguard

    The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue on Monday of about 6,500 migrants off of Libya in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years. Dramatic images showed migrants wearing life jackets jumping off one of their boats into the Mediterranean and swimming toward rescuers.

  • Associated Press

    Brazil judge orders release of IOC member in ticket probe

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian judge ordered on Monday the release of a high-ranking IOC member who was arrested during the Rio de Janeiro Games in a ticket-scalping probe.

  • Portugal's Guterres still leads race to be UN chief
    AFP

    Portugal's Guterres still leads race to be UN chief

    Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres is still the frontrunner to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a third straw poll held Monday, diplomats said. Guterres, who served as UN refugee chief for 10 years, received 11 votes of encouragement, three "discourage

  • Washington state begins killing wolf pack for preying on livestock
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    Washington state begins killing wolf pack for preying on livestock

    Wildlife agents authorized to eradicate a group of 11 wolves for repeated attacks on cattle in Washington state have hunted down and killed six animals from the condemned pack and are searching for the rest, a state game official said on Monday. State biologists fatally shot two members of the so-called